Around the marshes

Bowling green marsh 07:35 till 09:30

the summer plumage spotted redshank was on the far side from the hide, 12+ whimbrel, 12+ bar tailed godwits, 3 grey plover, 2 common ssandpiper, 2 greenshanks, 7 wigeon, 2 willow warblers, 5+ blackcaps, 1  reed warbler, good passage of swifts, 160+ black headed gulls.

exminster marsh 10:00 till 12:30

the blue headed wagtail showed very well in scrape by middle car park with 3 yellow wagtails(2m,1f) good passage of sand Martin and swifts,6+ buzzards, a few sedge warblers and willow warblers, a hobby was reported over the lagoon, 60+ dunlin.

on way home popped into local patch around mill on the exe pub in exeter and had a nice common sandpiper on the weir. 

Posted April 27th, 2013 at 8:02 pm by Keith Birchall in Bird News